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Law Enforcement Torch Run (LETR)

Changing the future of our athletes and lighting the way for acceptance and inclusion.

Changing the future of our athletes and lighting the way for acceptance and inclusion.

About LETR -

Our Partners in the Movement

The Law Enforcement Torch Run (LETR) is the largest public awareness vehicle and grass-roots fundraiser for Special Olympics. The individual agencies and LETR community members have been essential to driving the mission and impact of Special Olympics across New York.

We are proud of our relationship with the thousands of law enforcement personnel across New York State who are dedicated to increasing public awareness for our program. They are also committed to raising funds for our athletes so that we can offer our programs free of charge. In addition, law enforcement officers volunteer at competitions and events year-round, serving as our ambassadors in local communities.

Our Partners in the Movement

The Law Enforcement Torch Run (LETR) is the largest public awareness vehicle and grass-roots fundraiser for Special Olympics. The individual agencies and LETR community members have been essential to driving the mission and impact of Special Olympics across New York.

We are proud of our relationship with the thousands of law enforcement personnel across New York State who are dedicated to increasing public awareness for our program. They are also committed to raising funds for our athletes so that we can offer our programs free of charge. In addition, law enforcement officers volunteer at competitions and events year-round, serving as our ambassadors in local communities.

Some Ways to Get Involved

There are 50 torch run legs with over 4,000 law enforcement officers from over 400 agencies in attendance. They gather together to run and pass the Special Olympics New York “Flame of Hope” across the State. Each year, these legs converge to a final location in June for the lighting of the cauldron during the Special Olympics New York Summer Games Opening Ceremony. Run with us.

Contact us for more information: letr@nyso.org

Law enforcement officers throughout the state partner with local establishments like Dunkin’ and Top Golf, to raise awareness and collect donations. Find a participating location near you.

Contact us for more information: letr@nyso.org

Law enforcement officers and Special Olympics New York athletes team up with local restaurants, such as Applebee’s, Tully’s, and Texas Roadhouse, to help raise money by assisting as wait staff, host/hostess and busser. Find a participating restaurant near you.

Contact us for more information: letr@nyso.org

Every year, thousands of plungers brave the chilly waters across the state of New York, Freezin’ for a Reason! Despite the cold, our Polar Plunges continue to grow in popularity with Plungers raising over $2 million in 2022.

Contact us for more information: letr@nyso.org

NY LETR Hall of Fame

2023 Inductees:
Rick Allen, Joe Barca, Chris Hamel, Sal Gerbino, Steve Nigrelli, Mike Murray, and Kevin Arone

 
 

Resources

International LETR Conference
T-shirt order forms
Corporate Sponsorship
Fundraiser materials
Fact Overview

 

Contact us for more information: letr@nyso.org

 

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